Horrible Histories - Series 1, Episode 10
Season One, Episode Ten
Air date 18 June 2009
Written by Susie Donkin, Steve Punt, Mark Shillabeer, Ben Ward, & Arnold Widdowson
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Horrible Histories - Series 1, Episode 10 was the tenth episode of the Horrible Histories TV series, having first aired on the 18th of June, 2009, on the CBBC.

This episode includes the HHTV News reporting live from the Battle of Thermopylae, Celt housewives finding decorative uses for severed heads, & the revolting truth about Roman toilets being revealed.

Sketches Edit

Rotten Romans Edit

Advertisements Edit

Sponge on a Stick Edit
Viper Deodorant Edit

Vile Victorians Edit

Victorians criminal street slang Edit

An upper-class couple is conned by a thief using street slang.

Great Victorian Inventions: The Car (Animation) Edit

Terrible Tudors Edit

Ready Steady Feast Edit

Bertha, a peasant, & Earl Richard Scarsbrook compare the diets of rich & poor.

Historical Hairdressers Edit

Tudor skin treatmentsEdit

A customer from the Tudor Period receives skin treatment. 

Cut-Throat CeltsEdit

Celt decorationsEdit

Home decorating with severed heads.

Video GameEdit

Warrior! Romans vs CeltsEdit

Measly Middle AgesEdit

Twisted Fairytales Edit

The Pied Piper of Hamelin Edit

In this twisted version, the Pied Piper arrives too late to save the people from the Black Death... & ends up falling victim to the plague himself.

Song Edit

Main article: The Plague Song

Musical theatre parody.

Ruthless RulersEdit

This is Your ReignEdit

Emperor Napoleon BonaparteEdit

Napoleon Bonaparte is reunited with his rather unexpectedly accented family. 

Groovy GreeksEdit

Spartan warriors armorEdit

Spartan warriors suit up at the weapons store pre-battle. 

HHTV NewsEdit

The Battle of ThermopylaeEdit

Mike Peabody reports live from the Battle of Thermopylae. 


Rotten Romans Vile Victorians Terrible Tudors Cut-Throat Celts Measly Middle Ages Ruthless Rulers Groovy Greeks
Sponge on a Stick Viper Deodorant Victorian criminal street slang Great Victorian Inventions Ready Steady Feast Historical Hairdressers Celt decorations Video Game Twisted Fairytales Song This Is Your Reign Spartan warriors armor HHTV News
Mathew Baynton x x x
Simon Farnaby x
Sarah Hadland x x
Martha Howe-Douglas x x
Jim Howick x x
Laurence Rickard x
Ben Willbond x x
Lisa Devlin
Susie Donkin
Javone Prince
Steve Punt
George Sawyer
Giles Terera
Katy Wix x
Terry Deary
Meera Syal x
Rattus Rattus (voiced by John Eccleston)
Jon Culshaw
Jess Robinson


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